The Colorado Department of Revenue keeps finding new and interesting ways to hassle motorists. One of the more recent examples of this is their refusal to protect drivers’ Fourth Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution.
In Colorado, marijuana remains legal for certain medical conditions, but a new law signed in June by Governor Bill Ritter allows for cities and counties to ban the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries.
We live in America, the greatest democracy in the world. This is a country where being innocent until proven guilty is a right, not a luxury. The police can’t arrest you without probable cause, and a judge or a jury can’t convict you unless and until you are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The statistics don’t lie. Every year in Colorado, more than 30,000 people are arrested for DUI and almost 200 are killed in alcohol related crashes. Over the past 2 years, October has been the deadliest month with 26 alcohol or drug related fatalities in 2009, and 17 in 2008
Colorado gun shop owners are seeing an increase in calls questioning whether medical marijuana users, complying with state law, are able to purchase new firearms. The response from gun store owners is, “No.”
Raise your hand if you’ve ever experimented with an illegal drug. A substantial number of us have—36% of Americans over age 12, according to a 1998 study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
It has been approximately 40 years since President Nixon decided that our country should wage a war against drugs. Since that time we as a country have spent hundreds of billions of dollars attempting to stem the flow of illegal drugs and tens of millions Americans have been arrested, yet we are no closer to winning that war.
This past weekend marked the first-ever prescription drug “Take Back” campaign. With prescription drug abuse as one of Colorado’s fastest growing problems, the event is an attempt by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement to provide a safe place to properly dispose of prescription medicine.
A Colorado man arrested for growing medical marijuana saw his defense take a serious blow this week when a U.S. District Judge sided with federal prosecutors. Christopher Bartkowicz, a Denver resident who was arrested in February for growing pot in his basement.
Do you or does someone you know drive a car in Colorado using a license from another state? If so, you may be very interested in the following information. It is a fairly common misconception that getting a ticket in another state isn’t a big deal because that state has no authority to impair or revoke an out-of-state license.